Diario Judío México - Marvin (Mikhl) Herzog, who passed away on June 28 at age 85, exemplified the lexicographer’s belief that by genial attention to minutiae, a life’s work can be constructed. Toronto-born Herzog was a longtime professor of Yiddish at Columbia University as well as director and editor-in-chief of the Yiddish Atlas Project which co-published with YIVO the monumental three-volume “Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry,” (LCAAJ), with eight more volumes announced as being “in preparation.”

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